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America's Pastimes Now Open

The Historical Society 2016 exhibit, America’s Pastimes: Sports and Recreation in Litchfield, opened to the public on Saturday, April 16. The exhibit highlights the role of sports and recreation in town from its founding to today, showcasing the stories and experiences of Litchfield residents, players, coaches, fans, and enthusiasts. Click here for more information.

Raymond Jacobs: Photographer

This new exhibit features a selection of photographs by Raymond Jacobs that includeslocal Connecticut parades and fairs, celebrity portraits, migrantworkers, and Coney Island, NY subjects. Raymond Jacobs lived in New York and worked as a commercial photographer for many years, before moving to Litchfield in 1982. This exhibit will be on view through July 31, 2016. Photographs and objects generously loaned by Eleanor Jacobs.

Museums Now Free to All!

In our continuing efforts to better serve the Litchfield community we are pleased to announce that admission to the Litchfield History Museum and the Tapping Reeve House & Law School are now free to the public. Participate in our shared history! Free admission is generously sponsored by Ericson Insurance Advisors.

Save the Date!

Our Fall Fundraiser is on Saturday, September 10, 2016. We are raising the roof with a Barn Bash to benefit the educational mission and the Tapping Reeve Landscape Project. To learn more visit the Fundraiser webpage.

The House of Worth: Fashion Sketches 1916-1918

Join the Litchfield Historical Society in exploring the house of Worth, Litchfield’s trendsetters, and the changing face of fashion during the 1910s in our exhibition catalog, House of Worth: Fashion Sketches, 1916–1918, published by Dover Publications. The catalog features beautiful full color plates of all 125 original sketches from the Society’s collection along with accompanying essays. Read more about the book here.

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Guided Tour: Tapping Reeve House and Law School
May 27, 2016
Time: 1:30pm
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Guided Tour: America's Pastimes
June 1, 2016
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Guided Tour: Tapping Reeve House and Law School
June 3, 2016
Time: 1:30pm
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Lecture: Wartime Basketball--POSTPONED TO 2/2017
June 5, 2016
Time: 3:00pm
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Guided Tour: America's Pastimes
June 8, 2016
Time: 1:30pm
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